Brookleigh Bridge installation
In August, Council Leader Jonathan Ash-Edwards visited the Brookleigh development, formerly known as the Northern Arc, to see the progress being made to build a new bridge and link road.
John Sisk & Son installed precast concrete bridge beams, weighing over 55 tonnes each, that will form the base of the new road bridge over the River Adur. The bridge is part of a new link road, which will initially connect Isaacs Lane to Freeks Farm in the eastern part of the site, later extending west through the Brookleigh development, across the A2300 before connecting to Jane Murray Way. Once completed, the new link road will provide easy access to the new development from the A2300 and the A273 (Issacs Lane), providing important additional road capacity for the town
This bridge and link road investment is another example of Homes England working to ensure that much need infrastructure is provided at an early stage, before or alongside the delivery of the new homes. West Sussex County Council has already completed the widening of the A2300 to ease the flow of traffic around Burgess Hill and has submitted a planning application to build a new secondary school as part of the Brookleigh development. Mid Sussex District Council has secured funding from the Government to improve the nearby waste water treatment facilities at Goddards Green and created a 6 mile network of sustainable pathways, cycleways and bridleways around the town to provide people with a viable alternatives to using a car.
The construction of the bridge is delivered in accordance with the associated planning consent DM/20/3247. Please visit the Brookleigh Facebook page and website to view the drone footage and more photography of the bridge installation.